Sept. 6 announcements

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From: Kim Funk <kfunk>
Date: September 4, 2015 at 1:10:26 PM MDT
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Subject: Sept. 6 bulletin, announcemente and insert

Tabor Church Family,

Please join us this Sunday for a special worship service focused on James 2:14-17. Heidi Regier Kreider, the new Western District Conference (WDC) Conference Minister will join us to install Katherine Goerzen into pastoral ministry at Tabor. Also, after the service, the finance team has something special planned that you won’t want to miss. See you Sunday!

Pastor Phil

Congregational Announcements

Church Campout! Turn in your church campout registration forms soon! The deadline to turn in your forms is Sunday, September 13. A detailed schedule for campout is available in your church mailboxes today. Come join the fun and invite your friends!

Christian Faith Formation: The need continues for teachers and helpers for Wednesday evening classes beginning September 30. Please prayerfully consider how you can be a part of this important ministry at Tabor. Contact Pastor Rosie Jantz for more information.

Faith Formation teachers & helpers: if you have not completed a new Safe Sanctuaries Covenant for this 2015-2016 education year, you should have received one in your mailbox. Please complete & return to Gayle Funk.

Tabor Mennonite Women:

-Come and Help with Women/Girls Retreat breakfast preparation on Wednesday, September 9 at 7 p.m. in the church kitchen. There will be fruit to slice for fruit cups, meat to brown for breakfast casserole, and napkins to fold. For questions, contact Carrie Unruh,

-Work Day: September 16 from 9:30 to 2:30 is a project work day at the church. We are needing someone to do devotions. Please see sign up sheet on bulletin board, or talk to Elaine Unruh.

Faithful Fitness:

-Evening at Bethel: Everyone is invited to join the Faithful Fitness Class at Bethel College for outdoor activities on Wednesday evening, September 9. A walking group will convene at the tennis courts at 6:15pm to walk the trails but you are welcome to come throughout the evening. Other activities available include the 6 mile Sandcreek Bike Path, tennis courts, and an open area to play frisbee or other games. Snacks will be provided. See you there!

– Class Time Change: Effective Wednesday, September 16th, Faithful Fitness class will begin meeting from 5:20-6:20pm. Come for strength training at 5:20pm in the basement and/or a group walk at 5:50pm. All are welcome to attend!

Support for Michael Unruh: The Deacons are providing a way to contribute to Michael Unruh’s education expenses at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Gifts may be placed in Ron Schroeder’s mailbox. Make checks payable to Tabor Mennonite Church Deacon Fund. The money will be sent on to AMBS in Elkart, Indiana.

The Tabor Food Pantry welcomes your donations. Needed items: Boxed meals, Manwich, canned meats, canned fruits and vegetables (not green beans), applesauce, jell-o, pudding, pasta and pasta sauces, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, cake mixes, soups and chili, beans, ramen noodles, laundry soap, dish soap, toothpaste and tooth brushes, hand soap, paper bags. Monetary contributions are also welcome. Thank you for your generosity.

What’s Cookin’? will meet next on September 17 at 6:30 p.m. Come for meal ideas, tasty food samples, fellowship and fun!

Harvest Giving Walk: Save the date! It’s that time again! We are looking forward to Sunday, September 27, 1:30 p.m. for the Walk/Run! Please get your Walker envelope from your recruiter, Kevin Nickel. The Walk will start from Goessel Mennonite Church. All donations raised will go to Mennonite Central Committee and the Tabor Church Food Pantry.

State Fair Tractor Drivers Needed: Thurs., Sept. 17, two drivers, 1-4 pm, one driver 4-7 pm, and two drivers 7-9:30 pm. Contact Kris or Archie Schmidt or Jerry or Leann Toews. FREE admission ticket for the day.

Western District Conference Annual Assembly: Information about the assembly on October 30-31 is posted on the bulletin board. Start thinking now about how you would like to be involved – as a delegate, attender, volunteer, or host home. There’s a place for every Western District congregation and every Western District person at the Annual Assembly! If you would like to serve as a Tabor Church delegate, please contact Pastor Phil or the church office.

Garden Produce is available on the table in the foyer. Donations for the Tabor Food Pantry are welcome.

Community Announcements

“Kansas Mennonites and World War I” is the theme of Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum’s second annual Heritage Lectures Saturday morning, Sept.12, in Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church’s Fellowship Hall. Presenter will be James C. Juhnke, professor emeritus of history at Bethel College. This event is free and open to the public. Donations welcomed.

See bulletin board for details.

Conference Announcements

Prayer Requests:

« Western District Conference: Give thanks for June Thomsen, chair, and other members of the Annual Assembly Planning Committee. Pray for God’s guidance for them as they prepare for WDC’s gathering October 30-31 at Bethel College.

« Mennonite Mission Network: Amanda and Gamaliel Falla of MMN serve as mentors to Mennonite pastors in Colombia. Pray for the Fallas as they encourage Colombian pastors to make their relationship with God top priority. Ask God to provide the resources for their families’ needs.

« Mennonite Education Agency: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind. Thank God for students and faculty who begin a new semester at AMBS. Ask God to bless the study, worship and fellowship in the AMBS learning community

Discipleship Workshop: Join us at West Zion for a discipleship workshop with Marvin Lorenzana of Mennonite Mission Network on September 12, 9 am – noon. Marvin will focus on how we grow as disciples of Jesus in the context of Missional Discipleship Groups, a form of small group. Lunch will be provided. Please register online at: (or on the West Zion Church website). Marvin will also lead Sunday school and bring the message on September 13 at West Zion,101 S. Washington, Moundridge; 620-345-8143.

Camp Mennoscah:

-It’s Scrapbooking Season! Camp Mennoscah is looking at another full fall season of cropping, chatting, and creating with Scrapbooking Retreats on October 30-November 1 and November 6-8. Sign up (online at or call 620-297-3290 for a brochure)!

-Work & Play Camp: Camp Mennoscah’s Annual Meeting on September 20 at 3:30pm will start our Work & Play camp! Register for the camp online or by calling 620-297-3290 (no fees, suggested meal donation). Everyone of all ages invited to the Annual Meeting and to Work & Play Camp!

Mennonite Central Committee:

-Quilts needed: Crossroads Community Church in Winfield is preparing to host their annual “Water for Africa Auction” to benefit MCC water projects in Africa. However, they are short on quilts and sale organizers are seeking donations for finished quilts. Can you help? Please contact Maynard Knepp for details maynardknepp by September 25.

-The annual MCC Flatlander Bicycle Ride will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, originating at the MCC offices,121 East 30th Street, N Newton. This year’s ride will raise funds for an MCC water development project in Tanzania. A copy of the brochure is posted on the bulletin board or, you can register on-line at:

Bethel College:

-Thurs., Sept. 10 – Opening reception and curator’s talk for “Root for the Home Team: Building Community through Sports,” 7 p.m., Kauffman Museum. Rachel Epp Buller curated this exhibit that brings together stories of sports and community from the Newton area, at Kauffman Museum Sept. 1, 2015-June 5, 2016.

-Sun., Sept. 13 – KIPCOR Film Series 2015-16 begins with Slavery by Another Name, 3 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College. This PBS documentary deals with the re-enslavement of black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. Talk-back session with Dr. Galyn Vesey to follow.

-Sun., Sept. 20 – Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum program, 3 p.m., Kauffman Museum. Ben Chappell, a professor of American studies at the University of Kansas, will speak on softball as a cultural resource, using the example of Mexican-American fast-pitch softball and Newton’s annual summer tournament, the oldest in the country (part of the “Root for the Home Team” special exhibit programming).

A Hesston College Homecoming 2015: A campus transformation Sept. 24 to 27 will feature exciting alumni talent from across the country in celebration of the changes to the north end of campus. Be sure to catch performing arts students and faculty in Tiny Desk Concert-style and ensemble performances Friday afternoon, a Friday night coffeehouse and entertainment featuring singer songwriter Jeremy Kempf and musical theatre performer Fjaere Harder Nussbaum, a hymn sing during the Northlawn dedication Saturday morning and a Performing Arts Showcase Saturday evening (tickets required). See the weekend schedule for times, locations and other events online at

Getting ready to retire? Everence will present an informational seminar, “Retiring soon? Make sense of your Medicare and Social Security choices” at 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on four upcoming Mondays – Sept. 14, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7. Everence Financial Advisor Robert Wall will speak on Medicare and Social Security, provide instructions on how to enroll, explain the options if you continue to work and answer related questions. The seminars will take place at the Everence office, 371 N. Old Highway 81, Hesston. To reserve your spot, contact Tanya Burns at (620) 327-4043, (877) 467-7294 or tanya.burns.

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